So, you think the federal Bill C-51 is bad? It is. And here comes the DRAFT new BC Societies Act, provincial legislation with provisions that will make life even worse for any society that speaks up about anything. If this draft Act is made law, Sections 98 and 99 will enable any person to brin
“In a peaceful age I might have written ornate or merely descriptive books, and might have remained almost unaware of my political loyalties. As it is I have been forced into becoming a sort of pamphleteer.”—George Orwell, Why I Write, 1946
George Orwell warned of totalitarian states in his dystopic novel ‘1984.’ (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
On April 14, provincial and territorial leaders are to meet in Quebec City for a special Council of Federation meeting to talk about climate change. Some prominent Canadians -- and many others, less prominent but equally concerned -- plan to attend a march there on April 11, in an attempt to get a message to our politicians about the urgent need for action.
The World Federalist Movement has issued a press release about Canada's new federal legislation ratifying the implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions -- an international treaty intended to ban the use of cluster bombs.
The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for their 2016 program. Applications are due by April 30, 2015 and forms can be downloaded from the Nuffield Canada website at http://www.nuffield.ca.
Three scholarships of $15,000 each are available for 2016.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) needs help in naming a handful of their newest (and cutest) recruits!
The RCMP from Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, as well as the Lethbridge Regional Police Service, are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who is believed to have committed eight armed robberies across the three provinces. The robberies occurred on/at the following dates and locations:
It is with great sadness that the RCMP learned of the passing of Const. David Wynn, who was shot in the line of duty January 17, 2015.
The Ministry of Health and Interior Health are confirming that preliminary testing on a health-care worker returning from West Africa has come back negative for Ebola virus disease (EVD).
RE: Radon awareness and the risk to your health.
Cigarettes, second-hand smoke, asbestos, and pollution are all well-known cancer causing agents.
However, many people do not know that radon is actually the first leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in smokers.